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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theypine away
he/she/itpines away
present participlepining away
past tensepined away
past participlepined away

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  1. same as pine2
    The dog pined away when its owner died.
    pine away for: I spent seven long days pining away for home.
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